Man who robbed stores in turtleneck pleads guilty to string of robberies

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man who captured headlines and temporarily eluded police in a series of robberies over a period of two months is headed to prison.

Prosecutors say the man responsible for three large robberies and a string of other robberies between Kenmore, the Town of Tonawanda, Buffalo and Amherst from January through February.

After arresting and building a case against 43-year-old Charles Henry, a Grand Island native, police say they connected his crimes and built a case against him to charge him with multiple robbery charges. The twice-convicted felon pleaded guilty on Thursday to second-degree attempted robbery and third-degree robbery in court.

Officials linked his crime to a bank robbery, among a host of convenience store robberies, including the following events:

Eventually, police were able to catch up with him, leading to his arrest by Buffalo police after he forced his way into a getaway vehicle. His arrest was caught on camera. 

When Henry is sentenced, he faces up to 25 years to life behind bars and a minimum sentence of 12 years to life behind bars.

Henry returns to court on June 3. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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